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The Centers for Habilitation

In 1993 my senior year in high school, I worked part-time at The Centers for Habilitation/TCH a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support and opportunities to people of all ages with physical and developmental disabilities.

While I was employed with TCH, my first position was as a clerk. My job consisted of providing office support to staff. I filed files/documents, typed memos/letters, faxed documents, made copies of client’s personnel files and I was in charge of the copier; had to make sure it was always working properly.

I eventually became TCH's receptionist. At first, I was scared to death to answer the switchboard because I had no experience and had to page people by using the intercom system. At the end, the intercom system helped my confidence. From there on, I loved paging.

I enjoyed working for TCH because I got to meet people of all ages with different types of disabilities. I learned the existence of different types of disabilities. For example, I met a young fellow by the name of Randy. He has CP (Cerebral Palsy). At that time, I did not know what CP was because I had never heard of it until I met Randy. Randy and I remain close friends.

In August of 2001, I left TCH to work elsewhere. After being gone almost 12 years, I miss the place.

Last year in November, I went to TCH to visit Randy. He was kind enough to give me a tour of the place. The place had changed so much, and there were a lot of new faces. I admit it felt awkward being there after being gone for so long. TCH was my home for almost 9 years.

If you would like to find out more about TCH, please don’t hesitate to visit their website at http://www.tch-az.com.

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  1. Lil Nana
    Lil Nana
    Lizzy, I loved working at TCH, still miss it
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    1. Lil Bit
      Lil Bit
      Yeah, we had good times there. :)
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  2. pftsusan
    pftsusan
    #4. Randy is quite popular guy. Great post.
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  3. Broken English
    Broken English
    Voted. Nice blog. It sounds like a great place to work. You might be interested in my latest blog, Let Meditation Be Your Medication! Please check it out and vote if you like it. :-)
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  4. SignLanguage
    Sounds like you entered into a whole new world there. Voted! When you have the chance, stop by my new post and vote, too!
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